Fans of Team India should see some promise in this. Times Of India (TOI) has learned from dependable sources inside the BCCI that star bowler Jasprit Bumrah is not experiencing a stress fracture of the back, as was first feared and reported by the media, but rather a “stress reaction.”
It is debatable whether India will take a chance by sending the injured fast bowler to the T20 World Cup in Australia in the hopes that he will recover in time for the knockout round at the very least.
Scans By BCCI Medical Team At NCA Reveal True Status Of Jasprit Bumrah’s Injury
However, this practically means that Jasprit Bumrah’s injury isn’t as bad as it initially seemed and the recovery period will be much, much shorter.
“Scans by the BCCI medical team at the National Cricket Academy (in Bangalore) have revealed that it’s not a stress fracture, but ‘stress reaction’, which is one step less than stress fracture. It takes 4-6 months to recover from a stress fracture, but normally only about 4-6 weeks to recover from a stress reaction,” the report said.
It is quite improbable that Jasprit Bumrah will fly on October 5 from Mumbai to Perth with the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup, where the team will train for the competition. In any scenario, India can hold off making a decision about whether or not to include an injured Bumrah in their team until October 15.
“If a squad member is injured between 16th September (initial submissions) and start of the support period (October 15), they can be replaced without going through the Event Technical Committee,” revealed a source in the know of things to TOI.
Team India To Leave Early For Australia
Team India will fly from Mumbai to Perth in Australia on the evening of October 5 in an effort to acclimate themselves to the local circumstances ahead of the forthcoming T20 World Cup.
It’s interesting to note that Rohit Sharma and company will take a ‘regular’ commercial flight rather than a chartered one, as has been customary over the previous three years when Covid struck.
“There’s no bio-bubble. So no need to travel in a chartered flight now,” said a source. It’s interesting that the event won’t take place inside a bio-bubble now that Covid-19 is no longer a threat.
“During the entire World Cup, there will be no Covid-19 tests done, unless someone complains of symptoms,” a source said. The T20 World Cup last year was held in the UAE, where all of the players were required to submit to routine Covid testing.
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